Monthly Archives: February 2014

How Do You Know When To Refinance Your Home Mortgage?

How do I know when to refinance my mortgag

Though lowering the interest rate on your mortgage will definitely seem appealing, the decision to refinance, or not to refinance, your home is more complicated than just comparing your current interest rate to newer rate offers. A lower rate or

Posted in: Mortgages & Home Buying, Personal Finance, Saving Money

Top 2014 Home Improvements For Increasing Your Home’s Value

Top 2014 home improvements for increasing your home's value

Good news for homeowners embarking on remodeling projects! For the second year in a row, cost versus value ratios are up for home remodeling, and your chances of recouping higher returns on remodeling investments are stronger than ever than in

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PenFed Launches Bold Mobile App Redesign

PenFed’s New Cash Rewards Credit Card Pays Cash Back On All Purchases Everywhere

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 26, 2014—Pentagon Federal Credit Union (PenFed) today announced the much anticipated roll out of its newly enhanced PenFed Mobile app. The latest version is now available for download for iOS and Android devices, includes faster and easier

Posted in: 2014, News Releases

How Do You Calculate Your Net Worth?

How do you calculate your net worth?

You don’t have to be Mr. Monopoly, or to those of you who’ve passed “Go” more than a few times, “Rich Uncle Pennybags” to have a vested interest in knowing your net worth. Staying on top of this personal finance

Posted in: Personal Finance, Saving Money

What Is Private Mortgage Insurance (PMI), And How Can You Avoid It?

What is private mortgage insurance (PMI), and how can you avoid it?

If you’re shopping for a new home, there’s a good chance you’ve heard about private mortgage insurance or PMI. PMI is an extra cost that’s typically tacked on to your monthly mortgage payment if you cannot supply a 20% down

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